The most useful Japanese Phrases that you wish you learned earlier! – Top 10 List

Have you ever thought about what kind of Japanese words you have studied or learned that made you think “wow, this is so useful! How did I go so long...

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Business Emails!

Have you enjoyed the previous guides? Here’s another guide on how to write a Japanese business email! It is important to know how to write Japanese business emails if you...

How to use Ganbare, ganbatte, ganbarimasu in Japanese – Give it your best!

What does Ganbare mean in Japanese?  Are you using it correctly? You may have heard Ganbatte or Ganbare – or Ganbarimasu in Anime, or Japanese movies / drama. In the...

How to write a Japanese Cover Letter – Ultimate Guide

Coming to Japan to look for a job? Or you just finished taking one of our Japanese language courses and would want to apply for a job in Japan? Stay...

Coto Student’s Story: Charles – Recovering from an Injury and Learning Advanced Japanese

  Hi, what’s your name? My name is Charles. What kind of class are you currently taking at Coto? Right now I’m taking the Advanced 2 course. How long have...

JLPT Level N3 Grammar: ばかり, ばかりいる – How to say “always” or “nothing but” in Japanese

JLPT N3 Grammar: What is ばかり, ばかりいる Bakari / Bakari Iru in English? In this video we introduce how to use the JLPT N3 Grammar Point – Bakari / Bakari iru ばかり,......

20 Must-Know Grammar Points for the JLPT N2 – Part 2!

Enjoyed our previous blog on 20 must-know JLPT N2 grammar points? In this blog, we share with you 20 MORE that will help you with your JLPT N2 revision! Without...

Getting off the train in Japan – How to be polite in Japan – Must-use Phrase

  How to leave a crowded train in Japan – Getting off the train in Japan If you live in Japan, you are probably used to rush-hour trains. In the...

Practice speaking Japanese online with Native Japanese Speakers

Are you looking for a way to practice your Japanese speaking online?  Coto Online Japanese Lessons now offers “speaking sessions” with native Japanese speakers!  Enhanc...

Japanese Hobbies and Sports Vocabulary ー With Sentence Examples! Part 1

Have your friends asked you about what are your hobbies or which sports are your favorite? With this blog article, you would be able to pick out your favorite hobby...

Permanent Resident Visa in Japan – How-to Apply Guide and Explanation of Highly Skilled Foreign Professional Point System

Looking to apply for permanent residency in Japan but clueless about how to do so? In this blog, we will explain to you how everything works and share with you...

Yokohama Japanese Language School – for Expats and Professionals – Spring 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a new Japanese language school in Yokohama in the Spring of 2020! With many choices for Japanese schools available in...